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Frizzell Vocab # 10

Fossil Fuels, Natural Resources and Soil

natural resource any useful material taken from the Earth that living organisms use and need to survive.
natural something not made or changed by humans; coming from the Earth
renewable resource is a resource that can be replaced naturally in a "short" amount of time.
nonrenewable resource is a resource that cannot be replaced in a "short" amount of time. It takes thousands/millions of years for these to form.
fossil fuels -are nonrenewable resources formed deep in the Earth from ancient organisms over millions of years
petroleum (oil) -is a fossil fuel produced from remains of marine organisms buried under layers of ocean sediment for millions of years.
natural gas -is a fossil fuel produced from the ancient remains of marine (ocean) organisms buried in sediment for millions of years
coal -is a fossil fuel produced by ancient swamp plants buried under layers of sediment for millions of years
organic matter -the remains of once-living plants and animals.
conservation a careful preservation and protection of something; to use something wisely as to help save it
recycle is the process of taking materials ready to be thrown away and changing them into reusable materials
mineral is a solid, inorganic material that occurs naturally on Earth. (Ex. gold, silver, copper, diamond, and salt are well-known minerals).
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